Saturday, March 8, 2014
We teach our children one thing only, as we were taught: to wake up. We teach our children to look alive there.
— Annie Dillard, “Total Eclipse”
Friday, March 7, 2014
There is no alternative to talking.
— Avraham Shalom, The Gatekeepers
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Architects act as if their buildings were mainly images; they design the image. Even if their designs are built, they are handed down, as it were, to the occupants as a kind of used prop to inhabit. No architect has any deep interest in how his or her buildings are occupied.
— Beatriz Colomina, “Media as Modern Architecture”
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Self discovery in something besides the self.
— Adam Welch
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
We are never one thing.
— Spyridon Papapetros
Monday, March 3, 2014
Science is the poetry of reality.
— Richard Dawkins, The Poetry of Science: Neil deGrasse Tyson & Richard Dawkins
Sunday, March 2, 2014
The Ukrainian commander, Col. Sergei Starozhenko, 38, told reporters the unmarked troops had arrived about 5 a.m. and “they want to block the base.” He said he expected them to bring reinforcements and call for talks. Asked how many men he had at his command, he said simply, “Enough.” After 15 minutes of conversation with what appeared to be a Russian officer, he said, “There won’t be war,” and returned inside, while the standoff continued.
— Steven Erlanger, “Tug of War Over Ukraine Intensifies,” The New York Times
Saturday, March 1, 2014
The purest of spring waters!
Friday, February 28, 2014
It means that a day will come where these galaxies that Hubble discovered will move away from us with such speed that they will disappear beyond our horizon and the total known universe at that time will only be the Milky Way, restoring the state of mind of our universe that existed before 1920. That’s a spooky time. We would have to hand down the annals of cosmology from previous centuries to hear about the galaxies that were once in night sky.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson, “Stephen Colbert Interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson at Montclair Kimberley Academy - 2010-Jan-29”
Thursday, February 27, 2014
— Martha Himmelfarb
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Nobody is marginal in themselves.
— AnneMarie Luijendijk
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
We have to stop thinking in absolutes.
— Girl in precept
Monday, February 24, 2014
And the Syrian Electronic Army, which American intelligence officials suspect is actually Iranian.
— David E. Sanger, “Syria War Stirs New U.S. Debate on Cyberattacks," The New York Times
Sunday, February 23, 2014
But after two or three generations this interest fades.
— Walter Benjamin, “Little History of Photography”
Saturday, February 22, 2014
The victim of what must have been one of the very first car accidents.
— James Salzman, Drinking Water: A History
Friday, February 21, 2014
The Magna Carta
And The Little Dipper
— Byrd, “I Don’t Want Any More Seahorses”
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Whatever it is, it’s temporary.
— Daniel Heyman
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Nostalgia for authentic.
— Ryan Harper
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Being a burden is OK.
— Eric Gregory
Monday, February 17, 2014
Give me insight into today and you may have the antique and future worlds.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The American Scholar”